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Keynote Speaker

 Diane L. Gill '70, Ph.D.

Professor of Kinesiology 

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Diane L. Gill, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, and her B.S.Ed. (Physical Education) from SUNY Cortland.  She held faculty positions at the University of Waterloo and the University of Iowa before moving to UNCG where she has served as Associate Dean of the School of Health and Human Performance, Head of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Director of the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, and was the Linda Arnold Carlisle Distinguished Excellence Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies from 2010-2014.

Dr. Gill is the former editor of the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology and of Quest, and currently is Editor of the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal.  She is a fellow in several professional organizations, including the National Academy of Kinesiology, American Psychological Association (APA), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She has served as president of Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), and of the Research Consortium of AAHPERD. 

Dr. Gill’s research emphasizes social psychology and physical activity, with a focus on physical activity and psychological well-being.  Her scholarly publications include the text, Psychological Dynamics of Sport and Exercise, several book chapters, and over 100 journal articles.